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History and Legacy of USSR
Black Bolsheviks and white lies

Black Bolsheviks and white lies

A lot of nonsense has been written about the role of Putin’s Russia in subverting “our democracy.” As though our democracy had been functioning perfectly (even reasonably) well, until these shadowy Russian forces purchased a few Facebook ads that sent us all into the...

Why we continue to defend the Soviet Union

The following is a talk given in the Keynote Plenary of the Nov. 13-14, 2010, National Conference on Socialism sponsored by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. The Soviet Union went out of existence 19 years ago next month. Some progressive people argue that given...

Kyrgyzstan: The national question and imperialism

Kyrgyzstan: The national question and imperialism

The Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan has become the scene of a bloody conflict. Estimates of the casualties vary widely, with the country’s interim president estimating up to 2,000 deaths. As many as 275,000 people have fled the conflict areas, hoping to make it...

True and false in Obama’s D-Day speech

True and false in Obama’s D-Day speech

"So when the ships landed here at Omaha [Beach], an unimaginable hell rained down on the men inside," President Barack Obama said as he spoke in Normandy on June 6th, the 65th anniversary of "D-Day." This was certainly true. On that day in 1944, U.S., British and...

Socialism and the legacy of the Soviet Union

The single biggest event that shaped global politics in the 20th century was the Russian Revolution of 1917, which gave birth to the Soviet Union. The first socialist government’s existence was the pivot for world events in history’s most turbulent and dynamic...

Why the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Why the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6 and 9 mark the anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Numerous historical and personal accounts will emerge in the press, recounting the destructiveness, inhumanity, and long-term misery created by the two U.S. bombs. Nuclear...